Yarrow vs Tansy - What's the difference?
As a noun yarrow
is any of several pungent eurasian and north american herbs, of the genus achillea
, used in traditional herbal medicine or yarrow
can be (uk) the green woodpecker, picus viridis
As a proper noun tansy is
From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .
any of several pungent Eurasian and North American herbs, of the genus Achillea , used in traditional herbal medicine
* Alps yarrow,
* Chinese yarrow,
* common yarrow, Achillea millefolium
* Egyptian yarrow,
* fernleaf yarrow,
* Ligurian yarrow,
* noble yarrow,
* Siberian yarrow,
(UK) The green woodpecker, Picus viridis .
A herbaceous plant with yellow flowers, of the genus Tanacetum , especially .
* 1913 , DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers , Penguin 2006, p. 365:
(uncountable, obsolete) A dish common in the seventeenth century, made of eggs, sugar, rose water, cream, and the juice of herbs (including tansy), baked with butter in a shallow dish.
- The sunny afternoon was there, like another land. By the path grew tansy and little trees.
* double tansy
* tansy mustard